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Tickets to see the fantastic Laura Solon in Folkestone.

Step into the alternative world of Jenny Hardcore.

NEWS: What’s happening on the Kent music scene | REVIEWS: We check out your music NOT TO BE MISSED: Top events in Kent | PLUS: Your regular 2 months of Kent gig listings.

Issue 13 / February - March www.the-gig-guide.co.uk


February Fri 5th - Mixed Sat 20th - Slug Pixies Emotions Sun 21st - Elbert Felc Fri 26th - Gold Top Sun 7th - Scandal Sat 27th - Archive Fri 12th - Nearly Famous Sun 28th - Broken Sun 14th - Heroes Fri 19th - Chris (As Is Now)

March Fri 5th - (TBC) Sat 6th - Zero Tolerance Sun 7th - On The Run Fri 12th - Martin Jonathan Sat 13th - Donna Sun 14th - Heroes

Fri 19th - (TBC) Sat 20th - Chris (As Is Now) Sun 21st - Mixed Emotions Fri 26th - (TBC) Sat 27th - Nearly Famous Sun 28th - Scandal

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Meet the Team... Phillip Moore

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is forever changing.

Joe Fendt

Sales Executive

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is looking forward to an exciting February and March with The Flack.

Wayne Elvin

Editor/Designer

Stuart Keeler

www.the-gig-guide.co.uk

Researcher

www.the-gig-guide.co.uk

is starting to think that today is the tomorrow he worried about yesterday.

Abby Kedwell

Writer

musicaturfingertips@yahoo.co.uk

is thinking life is good and can only get better!

Jo Lawford

It’s getting tougher for music right now, with more and more local pubs cutting down their music quota, or even stopping altogether. However there is still a wide variety going on and we will try our best to keep you informed about the latest news. This issue we’ve got interviews with Mike Lewis from Lostprophets; talking about life in the band, and also with Jenny Hardcore; the quirky and alternative photography who’s shots have already graced the pages of our Gig Guide previously.

Writer

March sees the very start of festival season with Quarterhouse in Folkestone hosting ‘The Hook’, plus stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you news of the summers top festivals in our next edition.

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As always, enjoy the read!

jo@jeemo.co.uk

is considering the future.

Michael Lake

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ello and welcome to Issue 13 of The Gig Guide, which sees us say hello to Spring as we see the end of the Winter months!

michael.r.lake@btinternet.com

is not liking the cold.

Richard Batchelor Reviewer www.myspace.com/richardbatchelor

is taking a break.

stuart.keeler@the-gig-guide.co.uk

Contact Details email: stuart.keeler@the-gig-guide.co.uk Telephone: 01843 282515 Fax: 01843 282501 Website: www.the-gig-guide.co.uk Myspace: www.myspace.com/kentgigguide Facebook: Search for ‘The Gig Guide Magazine’ Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheGigGuide

Post: The Gig Guide Thanet Publishing Ltd Westwood Business Park Strasbourg Street Margate, Kent CT9 4JJ For advertising enquiries, contact Joe Fendt; Telephone: 07969198189 email: joe.fendt@gc-publishing.co.uk February - March | The Gig Guide | 3


February 4th February - 2nd March Sports Bar (Strass Hotel), Mayrhofen, Austria

March Friday 5th Saturday 6th Friday 12th Saturday 13th Sunday 14th (afternoon) (evening) Saturday 20th -

Lord Clyde, Deal Charity Inn, Woodnesborough New Inn, Deal The Fox, Temple Ewell Cullins Yard, Dover Park Inn, Dover Cullins Yard, Dover

For future bookings, contact Martin direct at: info@martinjonathan.co.uk

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Features Lostprophets............................9 The boys from Pontypridd take time out to chat with The Gig Guide before their February appearance in Margate!

Jenny Hardcore......................13 Jo Lawford interviews the promising photographer who’s snapped the likes of The Who, Babyshambles, Jamie T and Florence and the Machine.

Competition............................19 Tickets to see the brilliant Laura Solon live at Quarterhouse.

Heads South...........................20 9

Michael Lake checks out Heads South recent gig at Keppels Bar in Folkestone.

Competition............................39 Your chance to win the latest album from The Concrete Gods.

Googies Art Cafe.....................40 Abby Kedwell visits the latest cafe to hit folkestone, which is full to the brim with artistic potential.

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Regulars News........................................6 Listings...................................23 Not to be Missed.....................42 Caught in the Act....................45 Quiz........................................47 Classifieds..............................48

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Coldplay tribute band; Coldplace

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The Chosen Few Saturday 6th March, 8.30pm UK's no. 1

U2 tribute band; New 2

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Interview: Lostprophets

BY STUART KEELER

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ince releasing their debut album in 2000 and exploding onto the new music scene, Lostprophets have done rather well for themselves in a decade. 2010 has already seen the lads from Pontypridd release their fourth studio album; ‘The Betrayed’ to a very welcome reception. The new album is said to be darker than previous offerings and bring a

new, but familiar sound from the band. Now in the midst of their UK tour (with support from fellow Welsh band Kids in Glass Houses), Lostprophets will be visiting Margate’s Winter Gardens on 9th February. We caught up with guitarist Mike Lewis for a chat to find out about the bands beginnings, influences and music piracy...

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Interview: Lostprophets

I remember seeing you guys at The Camden Underworld back in 2001. Did you ever think back when you first started that you would come this far, 4 albums later? “Nah definitely not. We didn’t know what was gonna happen as the UK scene was very different back then. We’re very lucky to have the support that we do.” Your debut; Thefakesoundofprogress was quite unique for it’s time, sounding different to everything else around which helped to propel you onto the commercial music scene. Did you expect such a warm reception from the media and record companies? “I dunno if we did have a warm reception. Some mags were into us and others slated us. We were never media darlings, it was the kids coming to our shows that got us where we are.” Where do you get your influences from… I’m guessing Duran Duran fit’s in somewhere?! “All over the place! Metal, punk, indie, pop… We’re total music geeks. Duran duran is defo in there though.”

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With thefakesoundofprogress, a large proportion of fans were keen to shout cries of ‘selling out’ when you re-mastered the album. Were you worried about losing your entire fanbase and essentially having to start from scratch? “Nah we never thought that. We never really saw much difference between them. We just saw it as an opportunity to tweak an album that we rushed in a week.” Originally when news of the band spread, you weren’t overly bothered by music piracy and were happy for the listeners to hear your music in whatever form. Do you still hold the same opinions and what are your views on the whole music industry/piracy debate? “I think you have to hold that opinion. It’s pretty pointless to fight it, I can’t see us going back now. What’s important to us is people come see us live.” Your new album ‘The Betrayed’ is said to be darker than previous offerings. Can you elaborate on this for us and how has it been received so far? “Reaction has been great so far. Just the tone and mood of the record is darker than our previous records.”


You originally planned to release the album in 2007 but subsequently scrapped material recorded with producer John Feldmann. Will we see these songs released in the future? “Nah they will never ever see the light of day!” What was it like for you to return to the festival scene playing Reading & Leeds in the summer? “I unfortunately missed it as my wife went into labour. The boys tell me they were amazing though.” How is drummer Luke Johnson fitting in? “Incredibly well. It’s like he’s always been in the band.” You carefully select other Welsh bands to support you on tour, is this to show a helpful community spirit to those bands yet to be discovered or to ‘give something back’ for the success you have achieved? “A bit of both. They’re all great bands so we think they deserve our support. Plus most of them are our mates so we like touring with them.”

What are your thoughts on Rage Against The Machine’s assault on the UK Christmas charts using people power? “I thought it was amazing. Finally someone standing up against all this manufactured pop rubbish!” The Gig Guide 6 Favourite Bar Snack? “Salt and vinegar crisps.” Myspace, Twitter, Facebook or MyTwitFace? “Twitter.” What’s the biggest animal you could defend yourself against in unarmed combat? “An elephant.” What would be your one message to the world? “Slow up son.” Any pet hates? “Mushrooms.” Tea of Coffee? “Toffee.”

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Friday 12th - Rags2Riches

Friday 5th - Martin Jonathan

Saturday 20th - M’larki (duo)

Friday 12th - Sparky & Chef

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Interview: Jenny Hardcore

Words: JO LAWFORD, Images: JENNY HARDCORE

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hen I was thinking of what to write this month I wanted to do an interview which was different to the norm and would also give an insight to a different side of the bands we know and love, more of a backstage kind of thing. This is when I spotted Jenny Hardcore who is totally perfect for the job. Jenny is a photographer from London who has had the pleasure of snapping some of the music industries top talent. Her career has taken her all over the UK and Europe snapping bands since 2005 and her success has also lead to her exhibiting at the Tom-Tom

Gallery in Covent Garden. I would describe Jenny’s photographic style as hard, urban and gritty with sometimes disturbing undertones. Her photography is visually exciting and descriptive and can make something very dull look mysterious and enticing. Her style has enabled her to shoot many famous names such as The Who, Dirty Pretty Things, The Dandy Warhols, The Cribs, Babyshambles, Jamie T, Lupen Crook and The Murderbirds and Florence and the Machine. Miss Hardcore was also responsible for snapping the Charlatans tour photo-diaries and assisting with sleeve art for their album ‘You Cross My Path’.

Jenny has had work published in some of the industries top music mags such as NME, Artrocker magazine, Time Out, Guardian Guide and of course The Gig Guide. Her work has also featured in a book by James Bradshaw titled ‘Punk; a directory of modern subversive culture’. Now I would say that’s a pretty impressive CV so far however I am sure Miss Hardcore has plenty more up her sleeve. Read on to find out what makes Jenny tick and life on tour in amongst sweaty socks and plentiful beer cans...

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Interview: Jenny Hardcore As I said that I would find out what makes you tick I suppose that’s a good place to start, so what makes Miss Hardcore tick? And that does include trolley rage in supermarkets. “I guess lots of things inspire me to take photos, I’ve always had a very vivid imagination, not always for the better, but I certainly seem to remember things in images far better than words or numbers. I went back to my parents home a few years ago and found my mum had kept all my cameras from when I was little and my dad had kept all the photos – mainly of cats and dogs – but it was reassuring to remember that photography has pretty much always been part of my life and I’m very glad it still is today…I don’t think I’ve ever committed trolley rage – I’m more of a silent anger person I think.”

myself! But the honest answer is that it was a nick-name from when I was younger that stuck and when I started taking photos at gigs the people doing the guest list always remembered it so it proved kind of useful.”

Describe yourself in three words. “I am me.”

Your working life sounds pretty glamourous (without the sweaty socks of course) but is it? “No definitely not, I was talking to our plumber (who’s also an artist and DJ) the other day about this and he was saying it is strange that a lot of celebrities and musicians are publicly presented with glamourous lives getting great hotel rooms, tour buses and free booze and food at gigs and on tour but when the job finishes few people live lives any different to the rest of us. I think he’s right and while I am so grateful for all the stories and adventures I have had they all end sometime and quickly become bizarre but cherished memories.”

So where did the Hardcore part of your name come from? “There were a lot of stories and rumours around this a few years ago, mostly started by

How would you describe your photographic style? “That’s kinda difficult; I think I take photos of how I see things. A friend of mine once commented that she found it

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surprising looking at my live photos when she had been stood next to me at the same gig and the final image looked nothing like how she remembered – I think this is a good thing. I’m sure everyone has been to a tiny gig in their local pub and seen some guy with a guitar who should clearly be singing to 3000 not 30 people and I would like to think that I could visually communicate the iconography of that individual without anyone who sees the image being able to hear what he is playing.” You started working in an office I believe, what made you dump the rat race for a more creative life? “I actually started my working life in music shops – nothing fancy just the bogstandard hmv, virgin and our price – but after university I fell for the premise that we all had to get jobs and well paid jobs at that (if only to pay back student loans) which as any university leaver knows is a myth. I worked in television for 5 years – this would be the office job I think you are speaking of but I never quite accepted it. I have a lot of respect for people who do 9-5 jobs and work hard to look after the things that are important to them but I just never quite learned how to do that. Whilst working on the Frank Skinner show I met someone who inadvertently reminded me what it was like to love music and feel part of something exciting so I dusted off (literally) my old 35mm camera from university and started going to gigs and taking photos again…it didn’t take long to drop the day-job, get parttime work in a pub and remember how to live frugally, I don’t regret it at all even if my loan is now twice as much as it was when I left university!”


You have snapped some pretty impressive names in the past, how did the opportunities come about? “I am very lucky in this sense, a lot of people have gone out of their way to help me with certain shoots and passes to gigs etc and I am very grateful to everyone who has given me these opportunities. During the year and a half that I worked with The Charlatans they supported The Who and played at Alan McGee’s TV show/club night with The Dandy Warhols. The Cribs played at XFM winter wonderland with them, where I also had the honour of briefly meeting Peter Hook from Joy Division/New Order. Jamie T and Florence & The Machine both started out playing in pubs in North London I know well and various people helped me with press passes at the time. I’m hoping to do some more work with Peter Doherty soon as I know a guy who is making a documentary about him which could be interesting as it should be more of a creative project and an interesting person to photograph bearing in mind how well documented his life has already been previously.” What have been the highlights of your career so far? “I rarely get star-struck but often get nervous and most of my highlights are riddled with nerves as much as excitement. Photographing The Who at Wembley was pretty amazing, I grew up listening to The Who and my mum even saw them on Eel Pie Island when they were called The High Numbers in 1964 so to be stood a few meters away from Pete Townshend doing ‘the windmill’ was pretty amazing. Also the shoot with Shane MacGowan was a definite highlight, the guy is a living legend and I didn’t know him very well when we did this shoot but he was great to work

with, very professional and easy going – I hope to do something else with him this year. The 2 week tour of Europe with The Charlatans is probably still my ultimate highlight if only because I never dreamed that I could be bombing round the continent in a 12 bunk bus with some of the greatest people as company. It was a very surreal experience as you are cut off from most of the outside world and only see venues and hotels and the inside of the bus, by the time it came to an end I had become quite institutionalised and the whole concept of getting off the bus for the last time was scary as hell, that said I now know how to ask for tobacco in about 5 languages which is pretty useful!” Got any gossip about the bands you’ve snapped? We promise not to any mention names. “Half of the job is discretion ;)” I am going to ask that dreaded question that everyone hates in job interviews, where do you see yourself in 5 years? “5 years seems a long way off, especially when I think of the 5

that have just been! I would like to start putting more time and effort into my personal projects, I am very interested in experimenting with older cameras, I have a Kodak box brownie from 1914 which I am learning to use and various other art projects too. I will keep doing music photography (I don’t think I could stop) but want to get more involved in studio work this year, I find it easier to be creative in a controlled environment and can let my imagination run riot a bit more...I recently had a band called The Arcadian Kicks wrapped up in bondage tape in a studio in Birmingham!” Who are your musical influences? “This may sound bad but I think I take more influence from movies and books than I do music. I have been a horror fan for some time and enjoy imagery that unsettles the viewer, I enjoy deconstructing it and working out how it has been done and why it makes you feel a certain way. Lyrically there are a few artists who inspire me like Lupen Crook, Tom Waits, The Horrors, Florence & The Machine’s early recordings ‘Girl With One Eye’ and ‘My Best Dress’ inspired me February - March | The Gig Guide | 15


Interview: Jenny Hardcore to sketch out an idea for a portrait of her in a taxidermist shop near my old house in Holloway…sadly I never got to arrange the shoot but would still love to if the opportunity ever arose – I definitely have a fairy-tale/fantasy leaning visually but it’s always been lyrics more than music that inspires me when it comes to bands.” If you weren’t a photographer what would be your dream job? “Domestic house cat.” If you could shoot someone (alive or dead) who would it be and where? “Tom Waits– in a disused mental asylum. I recently found loads of online communities of photographers who break into disused buildings like ballrooms, hospitals and old army air bases to document the remaining ruins, the images are stunning. They all share stories about which entrances are covered by security and at what time you can break into which window, I love that kind of rebellious creativity, its fairly harmless as long as the building is stable and the photographers have respect for it and there has always been something exciting about photos of things you were not supposed to see especially if there is visual reference to objects that served a certain purpose like hospital beds and wheelchairs, it makes the image eerie and unsettling.” Got any favourite local bands? “In London there are a few bands I am excited by at the moment, 2 girls called ‘This is Laura’ who play accordion, violin, harp and various other bits and bobs often accompanied by a cellist and/or drummer – they play very haunting 40’s inspired music I 16 | The Gig Guide | February - March

strongly recommend checking them out, I also like Rum Shebeen and a French gypsy folk band called Sanjoro a lot.” What do you think of the Kent music scene? “To be honest I have never lived in Kent nor stayed there more than a night or two so I really don’t know very much about it. I remember a few years ago it seemed like one

great band after another were coming out of it and a friend and I used to say there was something in the water that seemed to make everyone really talented musicians.” If you lived your life by a philosophy what would it be? “I try to live a moral life but do think we are faced with more and more contradicting


information and images. I almost never read tabloids but recently read an article that truly horrified me and it made me think about the easy access we have nowadays to tragedy and violence – you tube, tabloids, anti-smoking images all of which I think do far from scare us into submission and more often de-sensitise us and make us laugh. Some things should be horrific and unpleasant to the vast majority of the general public and the more we get used to true life gore the less we will care when we see/get caught up in it. So I have recently decided to bin any tabloid I find left behind on the bus or tube simply as a drop in the ocean of limiting the consumption of such information and imagery. I suppose this is a kind of antiphilosophy but one I would like to live by.” What’s your favourite vegetable? “Mushroom? My dad goes mushrooming in autumn and when I was little I used to go with him, we found all sorts of delicious edible mushrooms (and a few not so edible!) and used to make a fire in the woods and fry them up on an old hubcap and eat them with bread.” If you had to go in to the Big Brother house and only allowed one luxury item, what would it be? (You can take animals but no people). “Our beautiful kitten The Noodle….who is currently trying to get me to play fetch with him!” Who’s your favourite band? “Lupen Crook & the Murderbirds are still the only band I have met or seen to sincerely give me hope for contemporary, original and truly unique music in my lifetime. As mentioned previously

one of the main things I love about music is the sense of unity people experience being part of something exciting and new. For the past few years the band have been working with a sub-name of The Crooked Family which actively encouraged people with creative minds to get involved artistically, photographically and musically. I personally feel that a lot of time is spent polishing unique acts and separating them from the audience to be held up as ‘celebrity’ and something to be admired for status rather than talent or originality. Some of the greatest and most legendary bands and musicians have been awkward or troubled…The Ramones, Jeff Buckley, The Stones and more recently Jamie T, I feel we are sadly lacking in such honest and forthright musicians who are not afraid to present themselves as who they are ‘warts and all’ as it were. Lupen Crook and The Murderbirds often write lyrics and music that deal with all the dirty and unpleasant often uncomfortable elements of life and have the character, creativity and talent to match such raw and often disturbing truths.”

Jeremy Kyle or Trisha? “Jeremy but only for 5 mins or I start to worry about the en masse self-destruction of humanity.” Tea or coffee? “Coffee every day, Irish in winter mmmmm.” Cats or dogs? “I adore and admire both but cats have the edge for me, they just make a lot of sense.” If you could be someone else and live their life who would you be? “I don’t think I’ve ever envied a person enough to want their life, I see people I would like to look like or have the talent of or people who pay for cabs in the rain (I envy them a little) but I still believe everyone worries just as much as the next – it’s the dual curse and blessing of free thought, so again if I could live another life I think I would surrender free thought and be a house cat.” What’s playing on your stereo at the minute? “Jamie T, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 6 Nation State, Kate Bush, Florence.”

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Competition: Laura Solon

Win tickets to see Laura Solon live at Quarterhouse!

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oming from relative obscurity to winning the Perrier award for her Fringe show in 2005, Laura Solon soon became a name to take notice of. Her sketch and character comedy series, Talking and Not Talking has been running on BBC Radio 4 for the last three years, she has appeared in Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul and has more recently starred in Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder. Now Laura is back with another excellent and highly acclaimed live show titled Rabbit Faced Story Soup. The show presents Laura at her best with a character based comedy incorporating a great plotline. It’s already bought her rave reviews after performing back at The Fringe festival last summer. We will be featuring an interview with Laura in our next issue but here is your chance to grab two gift voucher tickets for her Quarterhouse show in April. To enter, simply answer the question below; In which year did Laura make her Fringe debut? & send your completed entries to The Gig Guide, Thanet Publishing Ltd, Westwood Business Park, Strasbourg Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JJ

or enter online at www.the-gig-guide.co.uk. The winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries received before 15th March 2010. Terms & Conditions: 1) Only official forms or emails received before 15/03/10 will be valid. 2) Competition not open to employees or their families of Thanet Publishing. 3) No cash alternative given. 4) The winners will be notified by email or telephone after the closing date.

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Review: Heads South at Keppels Bar Parker Bowles look bed worthy so there may have been mitigating circumstances.

BY MICHAEL LAKE Keppels Bar which is located in the magnificent Grand Hotel in Folkestone has been a venue for good quality jazz for the past four years. Keppels is a small intimate venue with a black and white, chequered patterned floor which creates a classy cabaret ambience. Intriguingly, Keppels Bar is named after socialite and probable courtesan, Alice Keppel whose most famous conquest was King Edward VII. Apparently the King had two adjoining suites in the Grand Hotel, one for the Queen and one for his lover, who was a

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creditable 28 years younger than the King and by all accounts a bit of a looker. Just in case there are any litigious royal readers, my mate reckons that Queen Alexandra makes Camilla

And therein lies a piece of historical irony. Alice Keppel was in fact the maternal great grandmother of Camilla PB. One could be forgiven for observing that the similarities between the two women end at their royal patronage. Somebody once said that history teaches everything including the future. What history actually teaches us is that the Royals are indeed partial to a bit on the side. And the gig‌.. Heads South is a refreshing cultural mix of players with outstanding jazz credentials. The band is led by pianist composer John Harriman and features the outstanding UK jazz trumpeter Steve Waterman, Cuban percussionist Chino Martel Morgan, drummer Buster Birch and bassist Tim Robertson. Their


music is a blend of original pieces and cleverly arranged jazz classics. Cuban rhythms dominate giving the music its distinct Latin jazz feel. The highlight of a varied and lively opening set was an original salsa number El Cardenel which is a musical reflection on the composer’s choir days. It featured some rocking syncopated percussion and drum soloing. The second set included reworkings of the well known jazz classics Mach the Knife and Guatanemera, the latter

provoking a bit of audience participation but thankfully no chants of “one team in Europe”. Arguably the best tune of the evening was the album piece Sweet Swan which included an excellent piano solo and some crisp and bluesy Hubbardesque trumpet playing. Heads South is a fine jazz band and well worth watching. They have dates booked in venues across the South East over the next few months. You can check this out along with some of the tunes on their website www.headssouth.com.

Steve Waterman’s new album Stablemates also deserves a listen and pays homage to the works of jazz legends Benny Golson and Wayne Shorter. Jazz nights are held at Keppels every Thursday night throughout the year run by jazz enthusiast Derek Woodward. For further details of forthcoming events check the Gig guide listings or contact Derek on 01303 260330.

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The Admiral Keppel

• Live music every Sunday • Live Football • Drink Promotions • Selection of Real Ales & Lagers • Real Deal Scooter Club • Large Car Park • Garden with smoking terrace

February

March

Sunday 7th - Sam De La Haye Sunday 14th - Mel Harris

Sunday 7th - Julia West Sunday 14th - Cat Jax Sunday 21st - Billy Brown Sunday 28th - Sarah O’Shea

(Valentine’s Special)

Sunday 21st - Karis Sunday 28th - Gary Emanuel

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Listings Your definitive what’s on guide for Kent, during February & March.

The Gig Guide Listings

On the following pages you will find our comprehensive gig listings for February & March, letting you know exactly what’s going on in Kent. Listings appear in date order in the following format: Band or Event Venue, Location of Venue ...and are divided into sub-sections (Music, Comedy, Theatre, etc.) per day. Multiple artists will be listed alphabetically unless the event line-up is known, whereby the headliner will be listed first with support bands following in brackets. i.e... Headline Band (+ Band2 / Band3 / etc.) Venue, Location of Venue Events are commonly £5 or under (payable on door) and begin at 7:30 pm. (Details will be included on the listing where known) Listings in Italics, represent show titles/events and NOT artists.

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Monday 1st February COMEDY Dan Antopolski (+ Jimmy McGhie) (Marlowe Comedy Club) Bramley’s Bay, Canterbury, (£10.50, 8 pm) Hal Cruttenden Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£10)

Break Thru The Angel Inn, Addington Green Nick Wilson The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Tunbridge Wells, (7:30 pm) The Jones Boys The Man of Kent, Rochester Tony Johnson The Deal Hoy

Thursday 4th February MUSIC MUSIC Eddie Walker The Barge, Gillingham Zen Bicycle Band The Louis Armstrong, Dover, (8:30 pm)

Tuesday 2nd February MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Billabong Club, Rochester, (9 pm) Geoff Gasgoyne’s Bop Pop Quartet Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£10) Steve Turner (+ Skinner’s Rats) Central Theatre, Chatham, (£8, 8 pm)

7 String Les (Jam) Kelsey Arms, Tunbridge Wells, (9 pm) A Thousand Ways To Fall (+ Support) Beer Cart Arms, Canterbury, (8 pm) Heroes (Duo) The Neptune, Dymchurch Kaleidophone Earl’s, Maidstone Los Salvadores Flaming Henry’s, Maidstone, (8 pm) Pepperarmy Band Ship Centurion, Whitstable The Learning Curve The Walnut Tree, East Farleigh The Mercurials Oranges, Ashford, (8:30 pm)

Heroes The Victoria Hotel, Folkestone Interseptors The George Hotel, Ashford, (9 pm) Kayley Weller The Bull, Benenden, (9 pm) Left Of The Dial The East Kent, Whitstable Mirror Kicks (+ Special Guests) The Westcoast Bar, Margate, (£3) Mixed Emotions The New Inn, Deal Sabotage The Firs Club, Cheriton Shameful Behaviour Fleur-De-Lis, Sandwich, (9 pm) The Fix Upper Red Lion, Herne Bay The Fling Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs The Police Squad The Park Inn, Dover The Retrophonic Archive Rising Sun, Kingsdown Tony Johnson (Piano Man) Three Horseshoes, Mongeham Up All Night The Star, Ashford, (8 pm) Wilson Ford The Angel Inn, Addington Green THEATRE

THEATRE Wednesday 3rd February COMEDY JJ Whitehead (+Jarred Christmas / Chris Martin) Exchange Studio, Maidstone, (£10, 8 pm)

A Streetcar Named Desire The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£8, 7:30 pm) Footloose The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£10, 7:30 pm)

2010: A Space Oddity Quarterhouse, Folkestone, (£10, 7:30 pm) Footloose The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£10, 7:30 pm)

Saturday 6th February Friday 5th February

MUSIC

COMEDY MUSIC

7 String Les (Jam) Chequers Inn, Hoo, (9 pm) Bards @ The Barge (Open Mic Night) The Barge, Gillingham

Electric Beatles Hole in the Roof, Deal Hard Road Blues Band The Cricketers, River, (9 - 11 pm)

Sean Lock Quarterhouse, Folkestone, (£13, 7:30 pm)

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MUSIC Any Other Busines The Hop & Vine, Gillingham, (9 pm) Final Cut The Alma, Deal Get Ape The Ocean Inn, Dymchurch, (9 pm) Henry’s Rock Band The Railway Club, Folkestone, (9 pm) Heroes The Park Inn, Dover Interseptors Royal Mail, Lydd, (9 pm) Juicy Lucy The Albion, Sheerness Jumbo Gumbo The White Horse, Maidstone, (9 pm) Left Of The Dial The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone Marylebone Jelly The Beauty of Bath, Sittingbourne Relics Earl’s, Maidstone Sabotage The Priory Hotel, Dover Shameful Behaviour The Frenchman, Folkestone, (9 pm) The Suspects Walmer Castle, Deal Waterhorse Pizza Express, Maidstone, (8 pm) Zero Tolerance The Captain Howey, Littlestone

Jake & Elwood – The Best Blues Brothers Show In The World…Ever!!! Central Theatre, Chatham, (£19 / £17.50, 7:30 pm)

Sunday 7th February MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Fountain, Sittingbourne, (3 pm) Dave Corsby’s Brass Tacks Westgate Pavilion, (8 pm) Fours a Crowd The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Hail Bop The Chestfield Barn Juicy Lucy The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham, (6 pm) Kit Curtis & The Scene Hole in the Roof, Deal MelonHeadMan Punch & Judy, Tonbridge, (4 pm) Realm 79 The White Horse, Chilham, (6:30 - 8:30 pm) Sam De La Haye The Admiral Keppel, Deal Scandal The New Inn, Deal Shameful Behaviour The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate, (6 pm)

Tuesday 9th February MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Billabong Club, Rochester, (9 pm) Lostprophets The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£22.99, 7:30 pm)

Wednesday 10th February COMEDY Lee Mack - Going Out Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£18.50, 8 pm) MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) Chequers Inn, Hoo, (9 pm) DJangles The Deal Hoy Mel Harris The Angel Inn, Addington Green The Deccas (+ Stuart Turner) The Barge, Gillingham

Thursday 11th February MISC Tony Stockwell The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£15, 8 pm)

THEATRE MUSIC

THEATRE Broadway And Beyond The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£15, 7:30 pm) Charles Ross - One Man Lord Of The Rings The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£14, 7:30 pm) Footloose The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£10, 2:30 & 7:30 pm)

Knight Time Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£5.50 / £4.50, 2 & 4 pm)

Monday 8th February MUSIC 7 String Les The Billabong Club, Rochester, (7:15 pm) Porch Swing Blues The Barge, Gillingham

7 String Les / We Were There (Sixties Jam Night) Chequers Inn, Hoo, (9 pm) Chicory Tip Ship Centurion, Whitstable City of London Sinfonia - An Evening of Strings with Chloë Hanslip Central Theatre, Chatham, (£18, 7:30 pm) Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs The Man of Kent, Rochester, (9 pm)

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THEATRE Cinderella - The Police Panto The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£8, 2:30 & 7:30 pm)

Still Breathing (2FaCeD DaNcE Company) Quarterhouse, Folkestone, (£10, 7:30 pm)

Saturday 13th February

The Fix The Frenchman, Folkestone Toot ‘N’ Skamen The George, Rochester, (8 pm) Zero Tolerance The Flying Horse, Ramsgate

Friday 12th February COMEDY

THEATRE

Count Arthur Strong Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£13) John Gordillo (+ William Andrews / Richard Morton) (Laughing Boy Comedy Club Valentine’s Special) Quarterhouse, Folkestone, (£10, 8 pm)

Cinderella - The Police Panto The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£8, 2:30 & 7:30 pm)

MUSIC Heroes The Archer, Whitfield Led Gremlin The Rose & Crown, Canterbury Left Of The Dial The Park Inn, Dover Mel Harris Whistlestop Restaurant, Whitstable Nearly Famous The New Inn, Deal Rags2Riches The Lord Clyde, Deal Relics The Robin Hood, Tunbridge Wells Robb Blake (+ The Flack / Tyrannosaurus Alan) The Westcoast Bar, Margate, (£2, 8 pm) RunVT The Angel Inn, Addington Green ShyChlo The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£10, 7 pm) Stephen Triffit - Sinatra’s Live at the Sands Concert Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£19 / £17, 7:30 pm) The Blox Earl’s, Maidstone, (9 pm) The Blues Shift ‘The Live Room’, Plough & Chequers, Gillingham, (9 pm) Under Cover Hole in the Roof, Deal Wilson Ford Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs THEATRE Cinderella - The Police Panto The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£8, 2:30 & 7:30 pm)

MISC Desi Rhythms Central Theatre, Chatham, (£5, 7:30 pm) MUSIC Crazy Train King Edward VII, Margate, (9 pm) Get Ape The Hampton Inn, Herne Bay, (8:30 pm) Hard Road Blues Band The Red Lion, Ramsgate, (9 pm) Harvey Hooper, Walker & Crispe ‘The Live Room’, Plough & Chequers, Gillingham, (9 pm) Heroes (Duo) Snowdown Colliery Welfare Club, Aylesham Led Gremlin The Coach & Horses, Whitstable Nine Below Zero Astor Theatre, Deal Pauline Black (+ The Flack) Tunbridge Wells Forum Ron Trueman-Border The Star, St Mary in the Marsh Russ Davey (Valentines Meal) The Queen’s Inn, Hawkhurst Shameful Behaviour Royal Mail, Lydd, (9 pm)

Sunday 14th February COMEDY The Cheeky Guide To Love – Valentine’s Sketch Show The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£12, 7:30 pm) MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Plough, Langley, (6 pm) Chris Manley The Chestfield Barn Heroes (Duo) The New Inn, Deal, (7:15 pm) Interseptors The Wheatsheaf, Cliftonville Juicy Lucy Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate Jumbo Gumbo The Old Neptune, Whitstable, (5 pm) Mel Harris (Valentine’s Special) The Admiral Keppel, Deal Perry White The Angel Inn, Addington Green Rags To Riches Hole in the Roof, Deal Raphael Mead Kingston Village Hall, Canterbury, (8 pm) Roy Brown Whistlestop Restaurant, Whitstable The Dealers The Neptunes Hall, Broadstairs, (4:30 pm)

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Vince Martyn The Clarendon Hotel, Deal

White Pepper The Angel Inn, Addington Green

THEATRE THEATRE Skillshare 1 - Movement & Dance (PANeK presents) Quarterhouse, Folkestone, (£5, 2 pm)

Simple Simon in the New Adventures of Jack & The Beanstalk The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£5, 2:30 pm)

Monday 15th February MUSIC

Thursday 18th February

Kentish Kreme II Foyer Stage Previews Gulbenkian Café Bar, Canterbury, (£3, 8:30 pm) Luke Dorman and the Dark Horses The Barge, Gillingham

Tuesday 16th February MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Billabong Club, Rochester, (9 pm)

MISC Colin Fry & TJ Higgs Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£20.50, 7:30 pm) Evolution (Directions Performing Arts) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£11, 7:30 pm) Showtime Spectacular The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£9.50, 2:30 & 7:30 pm) MUSIC

THEATRE Follow Your Dream Central Theatre, Chatham, (£10, 7:30 pm)

Wednesday 17th February

7 String Les (Jam) The Royal Oak, Pembury, (9 pm) Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs The Eagle Tavern, Rochester, (9 pm) The Fling Ship Centurion, Whitstable Tom Williams and the Boat Pizza Express, Maidstone

MISC Evolution (Directions Performing Arts) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£11, 7:30 pm) MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) Chequers Inn, Hoo, (9 pm) Dan Clews (+ Support) The Barge, Gillingham Ian Shawcross The Deal Hoy

Friday 19th February MISC Evolution (Directions Performing Arts) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£11, 2:30 & 7:30 pm)

Blue Train (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs, (9 pm) Blues Shift (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Rose, Broadstairs, (9 pm) Canary Wolf (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs, (9 pm) Chris (As Is Now) The New Inn, Deal Crazy Train The Mill Inn, Deal, (9 pm) Crew Of Two The Angel Inn, Addington Green Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke (Broadstairs Blues Bash) Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs, (8:30 pm) Hazy Shade The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs, (8 pm) Jon Allen (+ Louise Orfila) Roundhouse Theatre, Dover Led Gremlin Upper Red Lion, Herne Bay Left Of The Dial Fleur-De-Lis, Sandwich Marble Tones (Broadstairs Blues Bash) Balmoral Wine Bar, Broadstairs Shameful Behaviour ‘The Live Room’, Plough & Chequers, Gillingham, (9 pm) Sunshine Getaway (+ The Submission / Keep Method) The Westcoast Bar, Margate, (£3) The Blues Shift (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Rose, Broadstairs, (8:30 pm) The Fling Three Horseshoes, Mongeham The Startover / Wait For Tomorrow Dover Town Hall, (8 pm)

MUSIC Archive The Fountain, Sittingbourne

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Saturday 20th February MISC Bring It Street Dance Championships Central Theatre, Chatham, (£12, 3 pm) Evolution (Directions Performing Arts) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£11, 2:30 & 7:30 pm) MUSIC 706 Union Ave (Broadstairs Blues Bash) Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs, (3-5 pm) Bagge & Armer (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Neptunes Hall, Broadstairs, (3-5 pm) Black Sheep (Broadstairs Blues Bash) Balmoral Wine Bar, Broadstairs, (9-11 pm) Blues Bandits (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs, (9-11 pm) Broken Biscuit Blues Band / Sam Kelly’s Station House Band (Broadstairs Blues Bash) Pavillion, Broadstairs, (£10, 8 pm) Burn The Jukebox The Alma, Deal Colt 44 Elephant & Castle, Ramsgate, (8 pm) Crazy Train King Edward VII, Dover, (9 pm) Get Carter (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Neptunes Hall, Broadstairs, (5-7 pm) Interseptors The Flying Horse, Ramsgate, (9 pm) Jeff Barker Band (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs, (2-4 pm)

Keith James The Charity Inn, Woodnesborough, (8:30 pm) M’larki (duo) The Lord Clyde, Deal Norfolk Blue (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Dolphin, Broadstairs, (4-6 pm) Relics The Yew Tree, Deal Scarlet Harlots & Exlovers (+ Elephants / The Inside Plan) Quarterhouse, Folkestone, (£7, 7:30 pm) Shameful Behaviour The Windmill Inn, Ashford, (9 pm) The Dealers The Elephant Inn, Faversham, (9 pm) The Fix Aylesham Sports Club The Slug Pixies The New Inn, Deal Tim Hain ‘The Live Room’, Plough & Chequers, Gillingham, (9 pm) Zero Tolerance The Royal George, Folkestone THEATRE One Vision - Risky Business The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£9, 7:30 pm)

Elbert Felc The New Inn, Deal Fran McGillivray The Chestfield Barn Goosebumps The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Karis The Admiral Keppel, Deal Katie Bradley (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Neptunes Hall, Broadstairs, (5:30 – 7:30 pm) King Size Slim (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs, (7 - 9 pm) Left Of The Dial Hole in the Roof, Deal Maverick Blues Band (Broadstairs Blues Bash) Balmoral Wine Bar, Broadstairs, (4:30 – 6:30 pm) Mel Harris Cullins Yard, Dover Peter Taylor The Mount Edgcumbe, Tunbridge Wells, (8 pm) Smokin Hogs (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs, (9 – 11 pm) The Learning Curve Earl’s, Maidstone Where’s My Thing The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate, (7 pm) THEATRE

Sunday 21st February MISC A Night Of British Wrestling The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£12 / £10, 5 pm) Open Blues Jam (Broadstairs Blues Bash) Pavillion, Broadstairs (12:00 - 3:30 pm) MUSIC Carey, Rathbone & Bell (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Rose, Broadstairs, (3:30 – 5:30 pm)

Noddy in Toyland Central Theatre, Chatham, (£12 / £10, 2 pm)

Monday 22nd February MUSIC 7 String Les / We Were There (Sixties Jam Night) The Billabong Club, Rochester, (9 pm) Happy Trails The Barge, Gillingham

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Open Harp Surgery (Broadstairs Blues Bash) The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs, (9 - 11 pm)

Tuesday 23rd February MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Billabong Club, Rochester, (9 pm) Tony Dennis Quintet Westgate Pavilion, (8 pm) The Dealers Medway Folk Cellar, Chatham, (8 pm) Whistle Stop Tour (+Doug Hudson) Central Theatre, Chatham, (£8, 8 pm)

Wednesday 24th February COMEDY Dave Gorman - Sitdown, Pedal, Pedal, Stop & Stand Up Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£18.50, 8 pm)

Thursday 25th February MUSIC 7 String Les (Gig With The Pig) China Palace, Rochester, (7 pm) Kelly’s Heroes Ship Centurion, Whitstable Paul Carrack Central Theatre, Chatham, (£24.50 / £23, 7:30 pm) Seven Year Kismet The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham, (8 pm) The Singing Loins Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£10.00, 9 pm) THEATRE Lady Audley’s Secret The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£8, 7:30 pm) Let’s Do It (Chandeliers Drama Group) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£10, 7:30 pm)

Friday 26th February

Run VT Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs Russ Davey The Kings Arms, Boxley Sabotage The Star, Ashford Shameful Behaviour The Plough, Swalecliffe, (9 pm) Simone The Angel Inn, Addington Green Tener Duende Oranges, Ashford, (8:30 pm) The Slug Pixies The Fountain, Sittingbourne THEATRE Lady Audley’s Secret The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£8, 7:30 pm) Let’s Do It (Chandeliers Drama Group) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£10, 7:30 pm) Room on the Broom Central Theatre, Chatham, (£10, 2:30 pm)

Saturday 27th February

MUSIC

MUSIC

MISC

7 String Les (Jam) Chequers Inn, Hoo, (9 pm) Archive The Deal Hoy Fran McGillivray The Angel Inn, Addington Green Who’s Bad Central Theatre, Chatham, (£23.50 / £22.50, 7:30 pm)

Any Other Busines Lower Bell, Aylesford, (8:30 pm) Beergut 100 The Trocadero, Gravesend Dub Pistols (+ Resolution 242) The Westcoast Bar, Margate, (£12.50) Interseptors The Rose, Broadstairs, (9 pm) Geoff Dean Whistlestop Restaurant, Whitstable Gold Top The New Inn, Deal Jumbo Gumbo The Flower Pot, Maidstone, (9 pm) Led Gremlin The Louis Armstrong, Dover

Calendar Girls and Boys Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£7.50, 7 pm)

THEATRE Let’s Do It (Chandeliers Drama Group) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£10, 7:30 pm)

MUSIC Archive The New Inn, Deal Bodegas The Magpie, Chatham Charlie The Lord Clyde, Deal Chevron Prince Of Wales, Strood, (9 pm) Circle Of Rage White Oak Leisure Centre, Swanley Craig Sheridan The Alma, Deal Goodbye Eric The Louis Armstrong, Dover

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Hard Road Blues Band King Edward VII, Dover, (8:45 pm) Icandy The Market Inn, Sandwich Iris (+ Rogues Down / We Die At Dawn / Hooligan Village) (Rockfest) Astor Theatre, Deal, (7 pm) Kayley Weller The Three Cups, Dover, (8:30 pm) Led Gremlin The Red Lion, Ramsgate Shameful Behaviour The Ascot Arms, Gravesend, (9 pm) Skinny Molly (+ Support) The Westcoast Bar, Margate, (£10) The Blox Old Eden, Edenbridge, (9 pm) The Clintstones ‘The Live Room’, Plough & Chequers, Gillingham, (9 pm) The Floorboard Family Hilderstone College, Broadstairs, (8 pm) The Fix The George Hotel, Ashford The Suspects King Edward VII, Margate Zero Tolerance The Frenchman, Folkestone

Sunday 28th February MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Plough, Langley, (6 pm) 8Control / Hang The Bastard / One Step Down / Pay No Respect / This Is Colour Chantry Social Club, Canterbury, (8 pm) Broken The New Inn, Deal Chris Manley The Chestfield Barn Counterfeit Notes The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Gary Emanuel The Admiral Keppel, Deal Kayley Weller Cambridge Arms, Deal, (5 pm) Lee ‘Memphis’ King - Elvis on Tour Central Theatre, Chatham, (£19.50/£18.50, 7:30 pm) Luke Jackson Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs, (8 pm) Spygenius The Old Neptune, Whitstable Where’s My Thing The Two Brewers, Whitstable

The Dealers The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs, (9 pm) THEATRE Alfie Central Theatre, Chatham, (£16/£14, 7:30 pm)

Tuesday 2nd March MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Billabong Club, Rochester, (9 pm) Give Get Given The Mojo Bar, Tonbridge, (8 pm) Karen Lane Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£9) SwampDuck Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury, (8 pm) THEATRE Alfie Central Theatre, Chatham, (£16/£14, 7:30 pm)

THEATRE Wednesday 3rd March

THEATRE Inspiration to Dance (Masque Theatre School) The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£12, 7:30 pm) Lady Audley’s Secret The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£8, 7:30 pm) Let’s Do It (Chandeliers Drama Group) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£10, 2:30 & 7:30 pm) Room on the Broom Central Theatre, Chatham, (£10, 12 & 2:30 pm)

Inspiration to Dance (Masque Theatre School) The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£12, 2:30 pm)

Monday 1st March

COMEDY Kevin McCarthy (+Jason Wood / Andi Osho) Exchange Studio, Maidstone, (£10, 8 pm)

COMEDY

MUSIC

Andrew Maxwell Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£11) Steve Williams (+ Joe Wilkinson) Bramley’s Bay, Canterbury, (£10.50, 8 pm)

7 String Les (Jam) Chequers Inn, Hoo, (9 pm) Bards @ The Barge (Open Mic Night) The Barge, Gillingham Ian Shawcross The Deal Hoy

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THEATRE

MUSIC

2010: A Space Oddity The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£12/£10, 7:30 pm) Alfie Central Theatre, Chatham, (£16/£14, 7:30 pm) Seussical The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£8.50, 7:30 pm)

(TBA) (BBC Kent Introducing 2nd Birthday Party) Quarterhouse, Folkestone (TBC) The New Inn, Deal Any Other Busines The George Hotel, Ashford, (9 pm) Bodegas The East Kent, Whitstable Canterbury (+ Dissolved In / Lights Go Blue) The Westcoast Bar, Margate, (£3) Crazy Train Fleur-De-Lis, Sandwich, (9 pm) Errol Kennedy’s Imagination Central Theatre, Chatham, (£17.50/£16, 7:30 pm) Gold Top Three Horseshoes, Mongeham Henry’s Rock Band The Kemsley Arms, (9 pm) Interseptors The Rodney, Garlinge, (9 pm) Jenny Barlow Cambridge Arms, Deal, (8:45 pm) Kev Reynolds Duo UK Paper Leisure Club, Sittingbourne Led Gremlin The George Hotel, Ashford Martin Jonathan The Lord Clyde, Deal MelonHeadMan The Frenchman, Folkestone, (8:30 pm) Moneymaker ‘The Live Room’, Plough & Chequers, Gillingham, (9 pm) Open Harp Surgery Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs Rise The Cricketers, River, (8:30 pm) Sarah Banks The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Shameful Behaviour The White Hart, Cuxton, (9 pm) The Police Squad The Park Inn, Dover

Thursday 4th March COMEDY Jethro - Too Late to Grow Up Central Theatre, Chatham, (£18/£17, 7:30 pm) MISC Germaine Greer - Forty Years Of Feminism And Fun The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£13, 7:30 pm) MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) Kelsey Arms, Tunbridge Wells, (9 pm) Bodegas The Eagle Tavern, Rochester Open Harp Surgery Ship Centurion, Whitstable The learning Curve Carpenters Arms, Eastling THEATRE Seussical The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£8.50, 7:30 pm)

Friday 5th March COMEDY Dara O’Briain The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£19.50, 8 pm)

Zero Tolerance The Firs Club, Cheriton THEATRE Seussical The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£8.50, 7:30 pm)

Saturday 6th March MISC In Dreams The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£15, 7:30 pm) MUSIC A Boy Named Girl The Red Lion, Gravesend Alex Hills / Five Floors Up / Nic Bennett / The Flack / The Overdrafts / Spygenius (Kentish Kreme II) The Gulbenkian, Canterbury, (£10, 7:45 pm) Any Other Busines Earl’s, Maidstone, (9 pm) City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra Central Theatre, Chatham, (£13/£11/£9, 7:30 pm) Cocos Lovers (Album Release) / Krissy and the Jackdaws / Will Varley Astor Theatre, Deal, (8 pm) Elvis in Concert with Cliff Castle ‘The Live Room’, Plough & Chequers, Gillingham, (9 pm) Henry’s Rock Band The George Hotel, Ashford, (9 pm) Led Gremlin King Edward VII, Margate Martin Jonathan The Charity Inn, Woodnesborough Relics The Louis Armstrong, Dover Sabotage The Captain Howey, Littlestone Shameful Behaviour Carpenters Arms, Canterbury, (9 pm)

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Spygenius The Gulbenkian, Canterbury The Blues Shift Lower Bell, Aylesford The Qemists (+ Support) The Westcoast Bar, Margate, (£8) The Songs of Nick Drake (Keith James & Rick Foot) Quarterhouse, Folkestone, (£12, 7 pm) Up All Night The Alma, Deal Where’s My Thing Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs Zero Tolerance The New Inn, Deal

Monday 8th March MUSIC 7 String Les The Billabong Club, Rochester, (7:15 pm) Avenge Thee Naime Tunbridge Wells Forum, (7 pm) Bill Clift The Barge, Gillingham Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs The Walnut Tree, Maidstone, (9 pm)

Landlord Tenant Act Ship Centurion, Whitstable Pasión De Buena Vista Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£25.50 / £23.50, 7:30 pm) The Drifters Central Theatre, Chatham, (£20/£18.50, 7:30 pm) The Police Squad The Walnut Tree, East Farleigh THEATRE Beauty and the Beast Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£12, 7:30 pm)

Tuesday 9th March THEATRE

Friday 12th March MUSIC

Orpheus Down Under The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£15, 7:30 pm) Seussical The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£8.50, 2:30 & 7:30 pm)

MISC 7 String Les (Jam) The Billabong Club, Rochester, (9 pm)

American Superslam Wrestling Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£12 / £10, 7:30 pm)

Wednesday 10th March MUSIC MUSIC

Sunday 7th March MISC Holiday For Dancers Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£25, 8 pm) MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Fountain, Sittingbourne, (3 pm) Craig Sheridan The Bohemian, Deal Jake Hill’s Tuxedo Jazz Band Westgate Pavilion, (8 pm) Julia West The Admiral Keppel, Deal Kingsdown Band The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Landlord Tenant Act The Chestfield Barn Led Gremlin The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham, (6-8 pm) On The Run The New Inn, Deal

7 String Les (Jam) Chequers Inn, Hoo, (9 pm) Landlord Tenant Act The Angel Inn, Addington Green The Killers Joes (Feat. Ivan Thompson) The Deal Hoy Who’s Bad The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£18.50, 8 pm) THEATRE Beauty and the Beast Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£12, 7:30 pm)

Thursday 11th March MUSIC 7 String Les / We Were There (Sixties Jam Night) Chequers Inn, Hoo, (9 pm)

Archie Wah Wahs ‘The Live Room’, Plough & Chequers, Gillingham, (9 pm) Archive The Rose, Broadstairs Contempt (+ The Junk) The Westcoast Bar, Margate, (£2) Guy Barker & Ian Shaw (at the Movies) Quarterhouse, Folkestone, (£12.50, 8 pm) Heroes Dublin Man O’ War, River Interseptors The Park Inn, Dover, (9 pm) Led Gremlin The Barnaby Rudge, Broadstairs Left Of The Dial The Louis Armstrong, Dover Martin Jonathan The New Inn, Deal Martin Matcham The Market Inn, Sandwich

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Not The Rolling Stones / The Counterfeit Beatles (Come Together) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£14, 7:30 pm) Rags To Riches Hole in the Roof, Deal Relics The Bull, Sissinghurst Shameful Behaviour Casey’s, Canterbury, (9 pm) Sparky & Chef The Lord Clyde, Deal The Len Price 3 The Nag’s Head, Rochester, (8:30 pm) THEATRE Beauty and the Beast Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£12, 7:30 pm)

Ron Trueman-Border The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh Shameful Behaviour The Alma, Deal, (9 pm) SPUNGE (+ New Riot / The Flack / Tyrannosaurus Alan) Tunbridge Wells Forum, (8 pm) SwampDuck Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury, (8 pm) The Band of HM Royal Marines in concert Central Theatre, Chatham, (£20/£18, 7:30 pm) The Fix Stones Bar, Folkestone The Slug Pixies The Louis Armstrong, Dover Where’s My Thing King Edward VII, Margate Zero Tolerance The Park Inn, Dover THEATRE

Saturday 13th March MUSIC Any Other Busines The White Horse, Maidstone, (9 pm) Bodegas The Ocean Inn, Dymchurch DOGS (+ Support) Quarterhouse, Folkestone, (£7, 7:30 pm) Donna The New Inn, Deal Glamour of the Kill (+ Yashin / Challenge The Chess Club) The Westcoast Bar, Margate, (£3) Heroes (Duo) The Railway Club, Folkestone Jive Aces (A Night At The Blitz – Includes Dinner) The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£32.50, 7 pm) Juicy Lucy Lower Bell, Aylesford Led Gremlin Duke of Edinburgh, Barming Martin Jonathan The Fox, Temple Ewell MelonHeadMan Earl’s, Maidstone, (9 pm)

Beauty and the Beast Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£12, 2:30 & 7:30 pm) Charles Ross - One Man Lord Of The Rings The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, £14, 8 pm Me And Me Dad The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£12/£10, 7:30 pm) The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde Exchange Studio, Maidstone, (£11, 7:30 pm)

Chris Manley The Chestfield Barn Heroes The New Inn, Deal Martin Jonathan Cullins Yard, Dover, (afternoon) The Park Inn, Dover, (evening) Tim Hain The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Tony Johnson (Piano Man) Hole in the Roof, Deal

Monday 15th March MUSIC Any Other Busines The Walnut Tree, Maidstone, (9 pm) Dennis Locorriere & Andy Fairweather-Low Lee Mack - Going Out Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£22.50 / £20.50, 7:30 pm) Gastove and Mick The Barge, Gillingham THEATRE Mack And Mabel (Maidstone Amateur Operatic Society) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£11, 7:30 pm)

Tuesday 16th March MUSIC

Sunday 14th March MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Plough, Langley, (6 pm) All Stars Band - 21st Charity Concert The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£11 / £10 / £9, 7:30 pm) Beergut 100 The Alexandra Hotel, Chatham, (6-9 pm) Cat Jax The Admiral Keppel, Deal

7 String Les (Jam) The Billabong Club, Rochester, (9 pm) THEATRE Mack And Mabel (Maidstone Amateur Operatic Society) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£11, 7:30 pm) Shakespeare in Shorts Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£5)

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Listings... All listings are correct at time of going to press, please double check with venues to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday 17th March MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) Chequers Inn, Hoo, (9 pm) Chicory Tip Whistlestop Restaurant, Whitstable Denny and the Boys The Deal Hoy THEATRE Mack And Mabel (Maidstone Amateur Operatic Society) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£11, 7:30 pm)

Thursday 18th March MISC Swan Lake Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£22.50 - £11.50, 7 pm) MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Royal Oak, Pembury, (9 pm) Mel Harris Ship Centurion, Whitstable The Mercurials The Man of Kent, Rochester, (9 pm) The Police Squad Earl’s, Maidstone THEATRE Mack And Mabel (Maidstone Amateur Operatic Society) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£11, 7:30 pm)

Friday 19th March MUSIC (TBC) The New Inn, Deal

Aliquot Flow / The Aquitaine Progression ‘The Live Room’, Plough & Chequers, Gillingham, (8 pm) Audio Bullys (+ Support) The Westcoast Bar, Margate, (£12.50, 7 pm) Beergut 100 The Viewpoint Club, Gravesend Dreadzone Quarterhouse, Folkestone, (£14, 8 pm) Hard Road Blues Band The Trafalgar Hotel, Queenborough, (8:45 pm) Heroes The George Hotel, Ashford Kit Curtis & The Scene Hole in the Roof, Deal Madaz Three Horseshoes, Mongeham On The Run The Lord Clyde, Deal Ron Trueman-Border Rainham Folk Club Shades of Gray The Frenchman, Folkestone, (8:30 pm) Shameful Behaviour The Robin Hood, Tunbridge Wells, (9 pm) Spygenius (Q Festival) Quex Park, Birchington The Fix Golden Arrow, Cheriton The Jives Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs Wait For Tomorrow The Corn Exchange, Maidstone, (8 pm) Where’s My Thing The Red Lion, Ramsgate THEATRE Forever In Your Debt The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£12.50/£11, 7:30 pm) Mack And Mabel (Maidstone Amateur Operatic Society) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£11, 7:30 pm) The Day of the Dead, Mexicano (Circus of Horrors) Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£25 - £13, 7:30 pm)

Saturday 20th March MISC Salsa Party with Palenke Quarterhouse, Folkestone, (£12, 7 pm) MUSIC 7 String Les The Freemasons Arms, Snodland, (9 pm) Any Other Busines The Captain Howey, Littlestone, (9 pm) Björn Again The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£17.50, 7:30 pm) Bodegas The Hare & Hounds, Maidstone Broken ‘The Live Room’, Plough & Chequers, Gillingham, (9 pm) Canterbury Choral Society Spring Concert Canterbury Cathedral, (£25 - £8, 7 pm) Chris (As Is Now) The New Inn, Deal Crazy Train The Archer, Whitfield Heroes (Duo) Bowling Green Tavern, Deal Interseptors The New Inn, Minster (Thanet), (9 pm) Jenny Barlow The Oddfellows, Folkestone, (8:30 pm) Lupen Crook The Barge, Gillingham Martin Jonathan The Admiral Harvey, Dover Shades of Gray The Beauty of Bath, Sittingbourne, (8:30 pm) Shameful Behaviour Earl’s, Maidstone, (9 pm) The Dealers The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs, (8 pm) The Skatonics St Edith’s Hall, Kemsing, (£10) The Slug Pixies Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate

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Zero Tolerance The Park Inn Hotel, Folkestone

THEATRE Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Central Theatre, Chatham, (£16/£14, 7:30 pm)

THEATRE Mack And Mabel (Maidstone Amateur Operatic Society) The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£11, 2:30 & 7:30 pm)

Sunday 21st March

Tuesday 23rd March MISC Diversity The Winter Gardens, Margate, (£18.50, 7:30 pm)

MUSIC MUSIC Antiques Roadshow The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Archive Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate Billy Brown The Admiral Keppel, Deal Crazy Train The Horse & Groom, Ramsgate, (7 pm) Get Ape Hole in the Roof, Deal Jeff Martin The Chestfield Barn Mixed Emotions The New Inn, Deal Swingtet Westgate Pavilion, (8 pm) The Hollies Central Theatre, Chatham, (£24.50/£23, 7:30 pm) Tyrannosaurus Alan (+ The Flack) Tap ‘n’ Tin, Chatham

Monday 22nd March MUSIC 7 String Les / We Were There (Sixties Jam Night) The Billabong Club, Rochester, (9 pm) Junk & Disorderly The Barge, Gillingham Trivium Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£16.50, 7 pm)

7 String Les (Jam) The Billabong Club, Rochester, (9 pm) Editors Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£21, 7 pm)

Thursday 25th March MUSIC Avenge Thee Naime The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham, (8 pm) Charlie Landsborough Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£17.50 / £15.50, 7:30 pm) City of London Sinfonia - An evening of Romance and Majesty Central Theatre, Chatham, (£18 / £15, 7:30 pm) Kev Reynolds Ship Centurion, Whitstable Tom Williams and the Boat (+ Chris T-T) Tunbridge Wells Forum

Friday 26th March

THEATRE

MUSIC

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Central Theatre, Chatham, (£16/£14, 7:30 pm)

(TBC) The New Inn, Deal After The Ordeal / Avenge Thee Naime / Before Silence Falls/ The Kairs / Tomorrow Belongs To Us Dover Town Hall Chicory Tip The Angel Inn, Addington Green Heroes (Duo) The Drum, Stanford Kev Reynolds Duo Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs Lecarla (+ Dirty Revolution / Eleven Eleven / CWB) The Westcoast Bar, Margate, (£2) Led Gremlin The Red Lion, Badlesmere Mel Harris The Lord Clyde, Deal Nick Wilson Living Room at The View, Folkestone, (8 pm) Peter Andre Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£24, 7 pm) Ron Trueman-Border Stile Bidge Café, Marden

Wednesday 24th March MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) Chequers Inn, Hoo, (9 pm) THEATRE Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Central Theatre, Chatham, (£16 / £14, 7:30 pm) Lotty’s War The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£12 / £10, 7:30 pm) Mixed Emotions The Deal Hoy The World’s Wife Exchange Studio, Maidstone, £12, 7:30 pm

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Listings... All listings are correct at time of going to press, please double check with venues to avoid disappointment.

Shameful Behaviour The Trafalgar Hotel, Queenborough, (9 pm) The Skints / Tyrannosaurus Alan The Ivy Leaf, Sheerness, (8 pm) The Soundcasters ‘The Live Room’, Plough & Chequers, Gillingham The Suspects The Rose, Broadstairs Thom Cakebread Cambridge Arms, Deal, (8:30 pm) Tom Williams and the Boat (+ Chris T-T) The Farmhouse, Canterbury Where’s My Thing The Plough, Swalecliffe

Left Of The Dial Bradstow Mill, Broadstairs Legend (Bob Marley Tribute) The Westcoast Bar, Margate, (£10) Loose Change Ashford International Hotel, (Ticket Only) Nearly Famous The New Inn, Deal Regrade Lower Bell, Aylesford, (9 pm) Shameful Behaviour Royal Oak, Lydd, (9 pm) The Deccas The Loco Lounge, Folkestone, (8 pm) The Fix The Jolly Miller, Dartford The Startover White Oak Leisure Centre, Swanley, (8 pm)

Saturday 27th March THEATRE

The Blox The Old Neptune, Whitstable, (5 pm) Under Cover Hole in the Roof, Deal THEATRE Defending the Caveman Central Theatre, Chatham, (£20 / £19, 7:30 pm) The Riddle Of The Sands The Theatre Royal, Margate, (£12.50 / £11, 7:30 pm)

Tuesday 30th March MISC An Evening With Jimmy Greaves The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£18.50, 7:30 pm)

COMEDY Richard Digance The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£15, 7:30 pm)

Defending the Caveman Central Theatre, Chatham, (£20/£19, 7:30 pm)

MUSIC

MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Billabong Club, Rochester, (9 pm)

Sunday 28th March

7 String Les Stone St Club, Maidstone, (8 pm) A Boy Named Girl Astor Theatre, Deal Archive The Unicorn, Marden Chevron Wainscott Club, Rochester, (8:30 pm) Crazy Train Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, (9 pm) Gabby Young and Other Animals / Syd Arthur Quarterhouse, Folkestone Henry’s Rock Band The White Hart, Cuxton, (9 pm) Heroes (Duo) The Mayfly, Hawkinge Kris Dollimore ‘The Live Room’, Plough & Chequers, Gillingham, (9 pm)

MISC My Fab Years, An Evening With Sylvia Anderson The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, (£16, 7:30 pm) MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) The Plough, Langley, (6 pm) Feast of Fiddles Brook Theatre, Chatham, (£16) Gren Bartley and Tom Kitchling The Barge, Gillingham Learning Curve The Clarendon Hotel, Deal Sarah O’Shea The Admiral Keppel, Deal Scandal The New Inn, Deal

Wednesday 31st March MUSIC 7 String Les (Jam) Chequers Inn, Hoo, (9 pm) Keith James The Man of Kent, Rochester, (8:30 pm) Mel Harris The Angel Inn, Addington Green N-Dubz Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, (£20, 7 pm) Robert Brown The Barge, Gillingham

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Up Close and Personal: Googies Art Café painted artwork, when a customer got up and started playing the piano very well I might add. It gave an otherwise ordinary tea drinking session a kind of spontaneity other cafes just don’t have.

Photo by Dan Desborough (www.dandesborough.co.uk)

BY ABBY KEDWELL Googies is, at the moment, the talk of the town with its’ name appearing everywhere. Googies is the brain child of Keith Holland and was opened on the 31st August 2009. Armed with a delicious home-made menu, quirky drinks and bohemian décor it is a haven for artilicous people to chill and swap ideas. People from all walks of the creative world wander through its’ doors and make Googies a legendary networking haunt. Local artists, writers, musicians, performers, comedians and mime artists (yes I said mime artists!) alike all gravitate towards this Googie wonderland of like minded people and eccentricity; proving to be just as addictive to those who simply appreciate the creative spark in others. It continuously has something going on from secret

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parties to jam sessions and somehow never fails to surprise. From a customer’s point of view I first found, and still find, that Googies is unmistakably unique. As soon as I entered, I was struck by the warm ambience and as someone looking for inspiring and imaginative people to share a coffee with, I sure found what I was looking for. I was introduced to Keith a while back and from there it’s a bit of a blur. Keith knew all the right people to speak to and pointed me in the right direction. I have since networked with some extraordinarily talented people, some of which are now good friends and are helping me with future projects. Personally the most vibrant part of Googies is that anything can happen. I sat writing this article whilst glancing at the photographic and

Knowing that no one day is the same at Googies makes it appealing to go relax there and just let an afternoon unfold. I do have a strong feeling that it will be the birth place of many talented acts and will be throwing more amazing parties and events in the near future. You will not forget Googies in a hurry and it is somewhere I highly recommend you seek out and enjoy. I asked a few customers what they thought of Googies and here’s what they had to say; “When Googies first opened, I wasn’t sure what

Photo by Dan Desborough (www.dandesborough.co.uk)


to make of yet another café/coffee shop in Folkestone, but the more I have visited and networked with the people there, the more I have come to learn that it is more than a café. It has unpretentiously become the nucleus for Folkestone’s creative following, housing people that can make a genuine difference in your journey to getting noticed within your artistic field.” “Googies gives exposure another meaning, I have only visited twice but from that I have realised that my work is good enough and I now know that I can pursue my dreams with more confidence.” “After hearing that Googies was an art café I thought it would be full of arty farty people, that quite frankly didn’t know art if it bit them on the nose but I was pleasantly surprised to discover they’re not. Everybody is welcome, all opinions are welcome and all ideas are welcome.” “I had Moroccan lamb and cous cous not long ago and it was gorgeous. The smoogies drinks are yummy too. You can sit and eat or drink and talk to people knowledgeable in their fields. I have met some amazing people and I know I will continue to do so.” If you are interested in becoming a regular at

Photo by Dan Desborough (www.dandesborough.co.uk)

Googies or you have something that you think would add to the community then take a look at their website and add them as a friend on facebook. www.googies.co.nr/ Don’t forget Googies is fully licensed and open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. With a fine selection of beers, wines and spirits it offers an alternative environment to enjoy unwinding in at the end of a long week – not to mention a great place to stop by to get yourselves in the mood for a night on the town. Upcoming events: (Most events happen at short notice so check regularly!).

Sat 13th -Lifeboat Appeal A festival of music to raise money and awareness. Sun 14th Googies Valentines Ring for details. Also: ‘The G Spot’ – a regular cabaret / open mic night with a difference. Yoga - Held downstairs at Googies every Thursday night at 7pm. March Throughout March An art show celebrating Peter Carr – to include poetry workshops, music events, and readings from the man himself.

February Sat 6th - Back to the 80s A party indulging in all things tasteless – expect crimes against fashion and music you’ll simply have to ‘bop’ to.

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Not To Be Missed: Björn Again in Margate!

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reated and founded in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia by director and musician Rod Stephen, Björn Again is not a copy or tribute band, but seen as a satirical parody of ABBA and a brand in it’s own right, which rapidly achieved worldwide cult status.

Having been endorsed by ABBA vocalist Agnetha Fältskog, the ultimate aim, as always for Rod is to keep his brand at the top and continue for as long as people want to see and hear ABBA’s songs performed the way Björn Again does them. The 20th March sees your chance to witness this phenomenal show at Margate’s Winter Gardens. The show starts at 7:30 pm and tickets cost £17.50 (plus a service charge), available from the box office in person, or by calling 01843 292795 / 01843 296111. www.margatewintergardens.co.uk www.bjornagain.com

Audio Bullys hit Westcoast

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est Londoners Simon Franks and Tom Dinsoale AKA Audio Bullys crashed into the scene back in 2002 with a string of highly successful single releases including the massive hit 'We Don't Care'. Two albums later ('Ego War' and 'Generation'), they have kept themselves busy touring the world, performing at countless festivals and DJ’ing in the finest clubs. Now the boys are back in 2010 and set to release their third album; ‘Sunday Night Fever’.

You can catch them playing an intimate live gig at Margate’s Westcoast bar on 19th March for the small sum of just £12.50! Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique event. www.westcoastlive.co.uk www.audiobullys.com

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Music at The Astor

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s part of the resurrection of Deal’s dilapidated Astor Theatre, organisers have put on some live music in February starting with Nine Below Zero on 13th at 8 pm. The 140 seat auditorium will be home to live performances, dance events, markets and a big screen cinema. As well as the main auditorium, there will be four studios for smaller projects as well as a dedicated recording studio, which is available for hire. Later in February, the very first ‘Rockfest’ will take place on 27th, providing a great platform for local live bands to gain much needed exposure and headlining on this occasion will be Iris with support from Rogues Down, We Die At Dawn and Hooligan Village. For enquiries, call 07802 702071 www.theastor.org.uk

Dara O’Briain

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ollowing 2008's sold out national tour, best selling DVD ‘Dara O’Briain Talks Funny’ and his debut book ‘Tickling The English’, award winning stand up comedian Dara O’Briain hits the road again in 2010.

While not hosting BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’ Dara is the star of ‘Three Men and a Boat’, has appeared on ‘Live From The Apollo’ and is also a Guardian sports columnist! This is a unique opportunity to catch the most charming, charismatic, fast-talking funny man working on the UK's live comedy circuit today. Dara will be performing at Margate’s Winter Gardens on 5th March, 8 pm. Tickets cost £19.50 (plus a service charge) and are available from the box office in person, or by calling 01843 292795 / 01843 296111. www.margatewintergardens.co.uk www.daraobriain.com

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Caught in the Act

argate), DOGS, Westcoast Bar (M Keeler 26th November, by Stuart

Iris, Rainys (Ramsgate), 4th December, by Dave Smith

The Flack, Westcoast Bar (Margate), 26th November, by Stuart Keeler

Electric River, Downtown Diner (Ashford), 9th November, by Dave Smith

Kevin Iverson, The Archer (Whitfield), 23rd January, by Natalie Fendt

Coronal Mass Eject ion, Rainys (Ramsgate), 4th De cember, by Dave Sm ith

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PAULINE BLACK OF THE SELECTER, WITH FULL BAND, INCLUDING BRASS + Support - The Flack PLUS SUPPORT

The Forum, Tunbridge Wells Saturday, February 13th : Tickets ÂŁ15

www.molesmusic.com 01892 557333

The Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham February Friday 5th - Tony Johnson (Piano Man) Friday 19th - The Fling

March Friday 5th - Gold Top Thursday 18th - Ann Summers Party Friday 19th - Madaz

Plus... Karaoke every Sunday! 139 Mongeham Rd, Great Mongeham, Deal, Kent, CT14 9LL / Tel: (01304) 375812

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Quiz 20 Questions to test your musical knowledge!

Q1. Justin Timberlake was formerly a vocalist for which band?

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Q12. Which country singer wrote the song ‘I Will Always Love You’ which was a hit for Whitney Houston in 1992?

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Q2. Which famous rock group played their first gig together at the Marquee Club in London on July 12th, 1962?

Q13. In the music world, how is Damon Gough better known?

Q3. What was the biggest selling single in the UK during the 1980s?

Q14. Which star took the photo which features on the front cover of Iggy Pop’s album ‘The Idiot’?

Q4. Who’s 1978 debut single was called ‘Sultans Of Swing’?

Q15. Which two singers duetted on the 1991 UK number one single ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’?

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Q5. Which Beatles album consisted only of Lennon and McCartney compositions?

Q6. What was the name of Take That’s first number one single?

Q7. Who was Britain’s entry into the eurovision song contest in 1976 with the song; ‘Save All Your Kisses For Me’?

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Q8. What was Cliff Richards’ first number one single? Q9. The James Bond theme ‘Goldeneye’ was sung by Tina Turner, but who wrote it? Q10. Who had a hit with ‘Ride On Time’ in 1989? Q11. In 2000, who became the first female to reach number one in the charts as a soloist, in a duo and as part of a group?

Q16. Which well known pop star’s real surname is Gudmundsdottir?

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Q17. In 1990, which singer became the first artist to refuse a Grammy award? Q18. ‘The Trolley Song’, ‘Under The Bamboo Tree’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ are songs featured in which musical? Q19. Which band released the 1999 comeback single ‘Maria’? Q20. What was the name of Kylie Minogue’s debut album?

Answers on p49

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Classifieds

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Bass Player Wanted Re-Forming band requires a new bass player to play Jazz/Funk and Grooved based material. Due to work commitments we will only do a couple of gigs per month with regular rehearsals for new material etc.The ability to follow a chart is an advantage as well as a good ear to pick out bass parts. The Latin Funktion - Folkestone 07766 837189 / rogerwilliams @uwclub.net www.myspace.com/thelatinfun ktion

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Female Lead Vocalist Want ed Urgently Female singer/frontperson needed for established cover s band, gigs already booked for 2010, must be versatile and fun, music covered is wide i.e.,winehouse,lady marmalade ,blondie,the gossip,kings of leon to name a few. Must have transport, age range is not important but the ability to have fun is. Chained Emotion - Rochester Listen at; www.myspace.c om/chainedemotion email; david@dparrett5.wana doo.co.uk Mobile; 07540 298307 Telephone; 07540 298307

For recording a black metal demo. have a Based in Ashford with 6 years playing experience, I’m 23 and lot of stuff recorded just need some drums . If intrested contact Will; will_666@msn.com

Bass and rhythm guitar wanted Malpractice (Dover) are looki ng for a bass player and possibly rhythm guitar to play origi nals and covers of all style s but with emphasis on rock. Voca ls a big plus. Gigs on Dove r-Ashford circuit, possibly more? Rehearse Ashford weekly, max 2-3 gigs per month Mick 07507 796 330 / mwatkins @rmj.org.uk

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Female rock singer wanted New band (mixed male and female) formed last year from experienced musicians seek female rock singer. Plenty of contacts and gigs lined up. Experience and reliability essential. Regular rehearsals to start with then occasional rehearsals when needed. Very friendly easy going band who are doing this purely for enjoyment although gigs will be paid of course! Lisa, Maidstone - lmd30@kent.ac.uk

Guitarist/Singer wanted

Paul Rodgers Wanted! Lead singer wanted for newly formed blue s band. Looking for somebod y who loves blues mus ic, wants to play good gigs and generally have fun. Rehearsals are in the Maidstone area, plea se use the contact info belo w for more details.

must be fun replace one half of duo, Looking for someone to money, also have ng and not just for the playi s enjoy that n itted doing perso sense of humour and comm good personality and good not important, country, rock,pop,etc. age etc. c musi 80s 70s/ venues, we 60s/ bass guitar depending on I’m in my 50s, my son plays interested drop from the ashford area if etc. pa ment equip all have me a line wn@hotmail.com Tony - Ashford - bonzobro

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covers band Male Vocalist/Frontman for

Pendulum Tribute Band

g venues from stages of Formed 2 years ago, playin ings and pubs. Wide 500 people to festivals, wedd music from 60's to variety of rock, pop and funk likable personality and present day. Must have a able to gel with the band. , weddings, parties). Gigs booked this year (pubs equipment. Good fun band with Top Notch

Experienced and competent Bassist seeks other members to make the first (that i know of!!) tribute band to pendulum . Need a drummer, guitarist, synth/keyboard ist and a confident frontman. Practices will be in the tonbridge area, applicants must have own transport and experience would be good . Minimum age of 21. Matt - 07762 775062 mattanthonyharris@yahoo.co. uk

Violin player for fun celtic, folky physc adelic band, male or female, age is not a problem. Band will consist of guitars (man dolin, banjo, uke when required) drums, bass, keyboards and violin. We will all make prats of ourselves, have a laugh and hope fully get lotsa gigs? Barry, Medway 07732550527 / thetour@blueyo nder.co.uk

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